I'm liking XLD for CD import. The Amazon API for cover art is cool.
XLD is significantly faster than Amarra for converting FLAC to ALAC
ALAC sounds fine.... Like I could tell the difference to AIFF.
Plus it looks to be about 15% smaller.
Plus+ Amara HiFi does not have a progress bar when importing. Thats annoying...
Regular Amarra does but it's hidden and you need to call it up . I give the nod to XLD.
However, and I can't put my finger on it, my ears likes Amarra a smidge more than native iTunes. Don't say it ! Perceived. Tiny difference.
Lastly, I went and upgraded Amarra to 2.5 (4435) .... It crashes every time I want to convert FLAC.
Thanks for all the suggestions.